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Trans fats across the globe

Apr 13, 2006
A new report concludes MacDonald's fries in much of the US contain considerably more harmful trans fats than Mickey D's popular potatoes in other parts of the world. Ashley Milne-Tyte tells us why.
Posted In: Health

The Vioxx effect

Apr 13, 2006
The legal troubles of the once popular pain medication have sapped investor enthusiasm for drug company shares. Cheryl Glaser reports.
Posted In: Health, Investing

The Massachusetts health plan - how will it work?

Apr 12, 2006
Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has signed a bill guaranteeing almost all Massachusetts residents health insurance. But the governor vetoed a key portion of the bill: A fine for businesses that don't provide health insurance. Helen Palmer reports on how, and if, this plan can be put into action.
Posted In: Economy, Health

Massachusetts governor set to sign health plan

Apr 12, 2006
Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to sign a bill into law today providing nearly all Massachusetts residents with health insurance. But as Helen Palmer reports, not everyone is happy.
Posted In: Health

Mad cow? Bird flu? We've got a joke for you

Apr 7, 2006
A cow, a chicken and a pig walk into a bar. The bartender says, Can I see some ID? Amy Scott provides the punch line . . . .
Posted In: Health, Washington

A little benzene with that soda?

Apr 6, 2006
The FDA has found benzene, a cancer-causing chemical, in a number of soft drinks. But the agency says there's nothing to worry about. A watchdog group is contesting the agency's findings and methods. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Junk food could get held back

Apr 6, 2006
A bill introduced in Congress would effectively ban the sale of junk food in public schools. If approved, students might have to go someplace other than the cafeteria vending machine to get their Cheetos. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Wide disparities in US health care found

Apr 6, 2006
The United States may have the world's most effective health care system, but according to a new study, it's far from the most equitable. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Health

Massachusetts has a plan for healthcare

Apr 5, 2006
The Massachusetts legislature has approved a healthcare plan it believes, in a couple of years, won't cost taxpayers a dime. Gov. Mitt Romney says he'll sign it. Other states are going to wait and see. Helen Palmer reports.
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A new prescription: recycling drugs

Mar 31, 2006
Thousands of dollars of prescription drugs are destroyed everyday because their intended patients don't use them. A new program to recycle these drugs is about to get a boost from the federal government. Lisa Ann Pinkerton reports.
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